The Lore Behind The Top 5 Runescape Kingdoms

Posted: Nov 8 2018, 4:48am CST | by , Updated: Nov 8 2018, 5:48am CST, in News | Technology News

 
The Lore Behind the Top 5 Runescape Kingdoms

More than mere gameplay mechanics, what truly separates a great title from run-in-the-mill mediocrity is a good story. Games teeming with engaging storylines are very much like intricate works of art. They are further accentuated when developers set them into equally ornate frames. Indeed, an epic MMO needs a lush backdrop it is to flourish and ultimately etch its legacy deep into the psyche of hardcore gamers. Should a game lack such a vital component, it’s almost certain to flounder and eventually fall by the wayside.

In RuneScape, there are a number of kingdoms that make up the vast expanse of Gielenor. If you are to make the best of your gaming experience, you’ll need more than just a virtual pocket lined with OSRS gold — you’ll also need to have a firm grasp of the game’s lore whose the narrative varies from kingdom to kingdom. Today, you will get to know the rich history behind the most notable kingdoms and the subsequent lore behind them. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to take an intimate peek at the rich history of five of the most prominent kingdoms in RuneScape.

1. The Dwarven Realm Kingdom

    Having been forced underground due to considerable surface damage, the Dwarves made good of an otherwise unfortunate situation through mining, camping, clever city-building, and tunnel systems. Thanks to this expansive underground system, the Dwarves are not limited to territorial restrictions the way other kingdoms are. However, there has been a tradition of hostility among dwarves and other nations and races that fall on their territory.

    2. The Gnome Empire

      This monarchy is situated right atop the surface of Gielenor, right within the human nations of Kandarin and Karamjia. Sure, the Gnome Empire isn’t exactly recognized on the world map, but there’s no refuting its authority nor its sovereignty—just askGlouphrie “the Untrusted” who was once known as the greatest gnome wizard of the Fourth Age. Though it was established since the First Age, the Gnome Empire has changed hands in terms of leadership multiple times since.

      3. Misthalin

        Of course, we saved the best for last! Ruled by the Royal Couple, King Roald III and Queen Ellamaria, Misthalin shines high above as the most prominent of all human nation. This kingdom—also the oldest of all human nations—maintains its lofty status via a rich commerce that’s deeply rooted in smithing, mining, and trading. Though under constant suffering since the First Age (and almost having been completely wiped out during the Third), no other kingdom has been as strong.

        Keeping track of the lore behind each kingdom in Gielenor can be a bit much. However, your Runescape experience will be all the better for it should you invest time and make the effort to learn them. And with such a long history, it’d take almost an entire encyclopedia to accurately chronicle the lore of each kingdom of Gielenor—so we compressed the info as much as we can.

        So there you have it! Behind every kingdom is a story. It takes but a few minutes to learn before you delve into the immersive action and adventure of Runescape.

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